Tennessee

Knoxville police work the scene of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School Monday, April 12, 2021, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
Education Student Fires at Officers at Tennessee High School, Is Killed
A student was killed after opening fire on officers responding to a report of a possible gunman at a Tennessee school, authorities said.
The Associated Press, April 12, 2021
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Education Former Governor Recruits Stuck-at-Home College Students to Combat K-12's 'COVID Slide'
Former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced the Tennessee Tutoring Corps, which will recruit college students to tutor children in an effort to prevent learning loss after extended school closures.
Evie Blad, May 12, 2020
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Tennessee Voucher Law Ruled Unconstitutional; Gov. Shifts Strategies

May 11, 2020
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School Choice & Charters Court Bars Tennessee From Starting School Voucher Program
A court said legislators violated the state's constitution when they passed a law that targeted specific areas to be included in the program without local consent.
Evie Blad, May 5, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Tennessee
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Secessions Exacerbate Segregation, Study Finds
Court-ordered school desegregation has been more successful in the South than in any other region of the country, but researchers have noted a new threat: the growing number of communities that are seceding from larger school districts to form their own.
Christina A. Samuels, September 10, 2019
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Tupac Moseley, who was homeless during his time at Raleigh-Egypt High School in Memphis, graduated as valedictorian and received $3 million in scholarship offers.
Tupac Moseley overcame homelessness to graduate as Raleigh-Egypt High School’s 2019 class valedictorian. He was offered $3 million in college scholarships and will attend Tennessee State University in Nashville.
Mark Humphrey/AP
Student Well-Being Commentary A Once Homeless Teen Earned $3 Million in Scholarship Offers. Here's What Made His Story Possible
Tupac Mosley overcame homelessness to graduate as valedictorian, writes Jonathan E. Collins, but there’s an overlooked part of his inspirational story: policy.
Jonathan E. Collins, June 2, 2019
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Tennessee
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019
5 min read
Quinton Crump, 11, paints a model of Uranus in his after-school program at Isaac Litton Middle School in Nashville, Tenn. The city’s after-school programs get data from the school system so they can tailor lessons to students’ needs.
Quinton Crump, 11, paints a model of Uranus in his after-school program at Isaac Litton Middle School in Nashville, Tenn. The city’s after-school programs get data from the school system so they can tailor lessons to students’ needs.
Joon Powell for Education Week
Student Well-Being After-School Programs Keep Learning Going With Student Data
Through a city-school partnership in Nashville, Tenn., after-school programs are using data to tailor lessons to students' learning needs.
Sarah D. Sparks, November 27, 2018
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Student Well-Being Opinion Bridging the Gap in a Rural School District Through Personalized Learning
Sam Brooks, the personalized-learning supervisor in Putnam County, Tenn., shares his journey along with strategies for other educators. Putnam is a rural district that's using digital innovation to personalize learning and keep kids connected.
Starr Sackstein, November 27, 2018
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School & District Management Memphis Superintendent Dorsey Hopson Leaving to Join Healthcare Company
Hopson became the interim superintendent in Shelby County, Tenn., in 2013 after the Memphis City School system merged with Shelby County schools. That merger then led six suburban communities to break away from the merged school system to form their own school districts.
Denisa R. Superville, November 20, 2018
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College & Workforce Readiness 'Transition' Class Boosted College Credits But Not Learning
A study finds that students who took a ‘transition’ math class in high school were able to skip remedial classes in college but learning didn’t improve.
Stephen Sawchuk, November 13, 2018
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Teaching Profession These Six Teacher-Evaluation Systems Have Gotten Results, Analysis Says
Teacher-evaluation reforms in places like New Mexico, Tennessee, Denver, and the District of Columbia have paid off, says the National Council on Teacher Quality.
Madeline Will, October 11, 2018
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Assessment Tennessee Teachers Have Warmed to Evaluation System, But Not State Tests
Tennessee improved its teacher evaluation and training systems by integrating data and teacher voice, according to a new report. But value-added measures that evaluate teachers based on student test scores remain controversial.
Sarah Schwartz, October 4, 2018
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